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  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Jotun Launches “Lady” Brand into the Middle East Market

    In a move that reflects the increasing participation of woman in their homes, Jotun Paints has launched the “Lady” interior brand into the Middle East market. The launch of the interior brand follows two years of extensive research in t…
    06.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Wood Coatings

    SigmaKalon and Shanghai

    SigmaKalon and Shanghai IVY have formed a joint venture which will sell decorative coatings in the Chinese market. The joint venture company will be called SigmaKalon IVY (Shanghai) Paints Co.Ltd (SK IVY). IVY has contributed its coatings business,…
    06.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    SigmaKalon acquires Surinamese market leader

    SigmaKalon has acquired a controlling interest in Varossieau, the market leader in decorative coatings in Surinam. Through this transaction, Sigma­Kalon will own a 51% stake in Varossieau. The remainder of the shares will be in the hands of a nu…
    06.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Powder Coatings

    BASF Coatings and Termo

    BASF Coatings and the Turkish company Termo Teknik, one of Europe’s largest radiator manufacturers, have expanded their sales relation. The new agreement designates BASF Coatings SPA (Italy) as the supplier of white waterborne e-coat for the Te…
    06.18.07

  • Automotive Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Rohm and Haas sells

    Rohm and Haas Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its European automotive coatings business, including its manufacturing site in Strullendorf, Germany, to the Mäder Group, a leading independent manufacturer of hi-tech industrial pa…
    06.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes inaugurates extension of R&D Center in Bangalore, India

    A new 2,800 square meter extension to Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes’ Inter­national Research Center in Bangalore, India was opened on March 28. The €2.6 million extension more than doubles the size of the research center, which became oper…
    06.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    BASF Coatings and Hyundai form global partnership

    BASF Coatings has formed a global partnership to provide refinish coatings products as well as training services and support for Hyundai Motor Company’s aftermarket network. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed but the program rollout is…
    06.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Accessa and NCP Coatings

    Accessa Coatings Solutions and NCP Coatings, Inc. have aligned to form a strategic partnership whereby Accessa will serve as the sales and distribution partner for NCP’s general industrial and Military CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings) p…
    06.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    ShawCor Receives Pipeline

    ShawCor Ltd. has announced that through its joint venture Bredero Shaw Revestimentos de Tubos Ltda., has received a contract with a value in excess of $25 million from V&M do Brasil to undertake the anti-corrosion and flow assurance coating requi…
    06.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Eastman launches Advantis 510W

    Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Advantis 510W, a new APEO- (alkyphenolethoxylate) and halogen-free adhesion promoter for waterborne coatings. Developed for modified polypropylene substrates, it is ideal for complex bumper designs. Advantis of…
    06.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Dow Ucar Emulsions launches

    Dow Ucar Emulsion Systems has launched a new technology platform focused on improving dirt pickup resistance in paint and coatings formulations. The new technology platform will focus on all aspects of dirt pickup resistance, including exploring new…
    06.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Bayer Materialscience publishes brochure

    Bayer MaterialScience has published a new brochure that offers an overview of the company’s commercial two-component waterborne polyurethane high-performance coatings for flooring. The two coatings, Bahydur technologies and Bayhydrol resins ar…
    06.18.07

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    Lanxess offers Colortherm yellow pigment

    Lanxess offers heat-stable Colortherm yellow pigments, which have proven to be particularly well suited for use in artificial turf. Colortherm yellow not only gives the turf its color, but also helps to enhance durability and weather resistance. Depe…
    06.18.07

  • Additives | Architectural Coatings | Pigments | Raw material & Equipment | Wood Coatings

    Tego introduces dispers 655

    Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Dispers 655 for the production of APE-free universal pigment concentrates. This dispersant is suitable for water, solvent and radiation-curable formulations. Dispers 655 is effective in…
    06.18.07

  • Supplier News

    AltairNano and Sherwin-Williams form JV

    Altair Nanotechnologies, a supplier of advanced ceramic nanomaterials and The Sherwin-Williams Co. have formed a joint venture, AlSher Titania. AlSher Titania will combine the Altairnano Hydrochloride Pigment (AHP) process and the Sherwin-Williams Hy…
    06.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Akzo Nobel to invest

    Akzo Nobel is slated to spend €250 million on building two chemical plants in China–the first confirmed investments in a new multi-site facility being established by the company in Ningbo. The two new facilities, located within the Ningbo…
    06.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Sartomer plans

    Sartomer Company has announced plans to open a new 356-square-meter technical center and office space in Yokohama, Japan in Dec. 2007. The facility will house Sartomer Japan, which opened in 2005 and is part of the Asian operations of the company. Th…
    06.18.07

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Lanxess opens new

    Lanxess has opened a new plant in Shanghai as part of its Asia strategy launched in 2006. This is Lanxess’ second production facility for inorganic pigments in China. The plant, with an annual capacity of approximately 20,000 tons, will be oper…
    06.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Angus Chemical to build

    Angus Chemical Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, is building an R&D manufacturing plant to assist in the scale-up and validation of next-generation nitroalkane-based products. Located on the Angus manufacturing campu…
    06.18.07

  • Supplier News

    SSCT Seeks presentations

    The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) will hold its 2008 Annual Technical Conference at the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in San Destin, FL on April 20-23. SSCT is currently seeking technical speakers for this event. Al…
    06.18.07